Interested in Entrepreneurship?

Check out SURGE at Dalhousie!

What is SURGE?

SURGE offers a range of programs to introduce, and systematically train, science students in the processes and methods of innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. They can provide you with the understanding and opportunities needed to take what you learn in the classroom out into the world, through founding start-up companies and non-profits, and working in industry. They do this through workshops, weekend “deep dive” events (such as hackathons and start-up weekends), a capstone course in innovation and entrepreneurship, and an incubator program for early-stage teams to develop a start-up idea. This complements the core training students in the Faculty of Science receive through their degree programs, providing them with the understanding and opportunities needed to take what they learn in the classroom out into the world, through founding start-up companies and non-profits, and working in industr

What sorts of things could I do with SURGE?

SURGE has launched a Residency program this year, where they support student teams with promising science based ventures in getting to the next level. They offer mentorship, space, and up to $5,000 in funding towards business expenses to help student teams launch their ideas. One of the teams this semester is a neuro student! 

SURGE also holds Neurohacks. The next one is occurring March 13-15. This is one of their Deep Dive events in which they will encourage students to explore brain computer interfaces and the potential applications of this tool. It will start Friday night on March 13 around 5:00 pm. Usually they have some guest speakers and do team formation. Following this on Saturday teams work on their application with a few tutorials on how to use EEG and BCI. Finally on Sunday teams put on the final touches of their idea and present it to a panel of judges for prize money. 13 around 5:00 pm. Usually, they have some guest speakers and do team formation. Following this on Saturday teams work on their application, with a few tutorials on how to use EEG and BCI. Finally on Sunday teams put on the final touches of their idea and present it to a panel of judges for prize money.

Check out the SURGE website for more information about what they are up to and how you can get involved!